Toronto scores big with trade for De Rosario

December 14, 2008
GalarcepBy Ives Galarcep, Special to ESPNsoccernet
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So how does a blockbuster trade such as the one that sent three-time MLS Cup MVP Dwayne De Rosario to Toronto FC for rookie defender Julius James and an allocation get made? It happens only when you have two teams desperate to make a deal and a special player with an unyielding desire to return home.

In one corner was a young franchise in Toronto FC that needed an iconic figure, a franchise player who could capture the imagination of its fan base while making an impact on the field. In ...

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